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In a city given to superlatives, “luxury homes” are a dime a dozen. (McMansions, we’re looking at you.) But, as fashion designer and style icon Coco Chanel once observed, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” The newly...
Every home starts with a vision. For the owners of the brick and stone colonial at 2166 Dunmore Lane NW, their vision included a courtyard, a pool and interior spaces that could accommodate entertaining on a grand scale as...
Visit Rome today, and you'll probably encounter more Jeeps than the Italian capital has seen since 1945. Most of these are the subcompact Renegade, a spunky, boxy little crossover that's filled with reminders of Jeep's World War II heritage...
There’s more than meets the eye in the grand Tudor at 4400 Garfield St NW. Far more. From the storybook stone and timbered façade of the main residence to the delightful guesthouse and pool beyond, the home is an...
Many car enthusiasts in the U.S. have an inferiority complex. They look across the ocean to a field of light, agile, stylish small cars that are wildly popular in Europe yet not offered in this country. They look at the...
The Columbia Residences condominium complex is proof that there really are second acts in American life. Or, at least, in real estate. The legacy century-old structure, which started life as the Columbia Hospital for Women, was stunningly reinvigorated in...
Upon hearing the Jeep name, the first image frequently summoned is the Wrangler — the heavy-duty rough-and-tumble model that traces its lineage directly back to World War II military vehicles. But most of Jeep’s latest new models have been crossovers...
The Massage Envy chain opened its first D.C. franchise location last month in Tenleytown, in a 3,000-square-foot space at 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The Arizona-based franchise network is the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the U.S., with...
The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 50th annual house tour on Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s tour will focus on the 16th Street Historic District’s varied architectural styles, which range from three- and...
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” So said Jonathan Swift, who clearly was onto something. To everyone else, the brick house at 4401 W St. NW was ready to be torn down. It was old,...

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